Google Home Max is the new, beefier version of Google Home with '20x the audio power'

OK Google, can you make an Apple HomePod rival?

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Google has announced the Google Home Max, a speaker with '20 times the audio power' of Google Home. Obviously, it has Google Assistant built-in. 

It's available from December like Apple's HomePod and will launch in the US only at first for $399. 

It features Smart Sound, a new sound feature powered by Google AI that maps the sound to your room.

It also supports Voice Match, so it can play your own individual playlists and comes with a year's subscription to YouTube Red.

Max also supports Cast, Bluetooth or stereo aux input. You can change the orientation of the speaker to suit. 

We'll have more on this story later. 

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